Wasim Akram has married again with Shaniera Thompson in Lahore
LAHORE: Pakistani former Cricketer Wasim Akram got married with Shaniera Thompson on Wednesday.
Thompson wrote on her Facebook page: “Wasim and I were married in a small and private ceremony in Pakistan early last week.
“As Pakistani wedding tradition follows, a small and private ‘Nikkah’ was held, which is the start of the wedding ceremony, (and) the signing of the certificate.
“Now to start planning the Wedding proceeding…!”
Only family members were present in the event. Akram announced his engagement with Shaniera Thompson two months back.
Pakistan reports said Wasim and Ms Thompson went to Lahore to see the cricket legend’s ailing father, where the marriage was solemnized.
Last month, Ms Thompson told the Herald Sun she has converted to Islam, and will call Pakistan home.
The pair met in Melbourne in 2011 and Akram said he was happy he had found love.
“I never thought I would get married again, but I am lucky and very happy to find love again,” he said.
“It just goes to show that life can give you a second chance.”
47 years old Wasim Akram’s first wife Huma Wasim died in 2009. Wasim has two sons from his first wife.
Wasim said that Shinera will settle in Pakistan. She has reportedly converted to Islam.